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Youth campaigners at the National Assembly of CDC Facilitators in Kathmandu, Nepal. Credit: Middleway Communication/Oxfam

Empowering young people and improving maternal health in Nepal

In the lead-up to International Youth Day 2015, Alberto Sanz Martins, Oxfam's Translation Manager, and Audrey Lejeune, Programme Learning Adviser, explain why young people are a force to be reckoned...

A worker in an apple cooperative in Serbia, with Artur Gomktsyan, Economic Justice Programme Officer in Armenia. Credit: Nino Gvianishvili/Oxfam

Towards economic empowerment – together

Drawing on their experiences visiting Serbian cooperatives and businesses last March, Audrey Lejeune, Programme Learning Adviser, and Shekhar Anand, Regional Livelihood Development Lead, explain...

Showing off a bumper crop of green vegetables at Mazuru market garden. Credit: John Magrath/ Oxfam

Solar irrigation and refrigeration - improving incomes in Zimbabwe

Solar energy is transforming livelihoods in Zimbabwe from labour saving irrigation for crops to refrigeration for fresh produce. In the third in a series of blog posts about the impact of solar energy,...

Sister Mandava and Dianna Mcgapa, demonstrate the difficulties of working by candle light at the Mazuru clinic back in 2011 when there was no electricity. Credit: Annie Bungeroth/Oxfam

Electrifying health care - saving lives in Zimbabwe

For poor women in parts of rural Zimbabwe the cost of two candles can be the difference between health and hunger, and even sometimes between life and death. In the first in a series of blog posts...

A woman at a relief relief camp in Khokhana area of Karyabinayak Municipality expresses anger at a Nepal Armed Forces Police because of the chaotic water situation. Credit: Sharbendu De

Lack of water and toilets making things worse for women in Nepal

Nisha Agrawal, CEO of Oxfam India, has just returned from a visit to Nepal after two devastating earthquakes hit the country. Here, she describes the situation on the ground, the challenges for the...

Activists dance at the SRC. (Credit: Oxfam in Zimbabwe)

Championing women's rights in Southern Africa

Regional gender lead, Chloe Safier, introduces a new set of Oxfam case studies about women's rights programming in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. ...

What do we think about care?

A full time job with no pay - would you agree to that?

The recently launched infographics on unpaid care work illustrate the demands, impact and unequal share of responsibility across Argentina, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Honduras, Nicaragua South...

Kanchan Begum, a chilli producer in Bangladesh, sorting chilli on a tarpaulin. "Now, my chilli is dust free and high rated in market” (Credit: Golam Fazle Rabbani/Oxfam)

Bangladeshi women speak up about care and cooking

In the second part of a series on unpaid care work, Golam Fazle Rabbani, describes how assessing working hours led to better stoves and improved gender equality in one of the poorest regions of Bangladesh. ...

Aliah Abdo Mohammed, Yemen

Girls in Yemen deserve a childhood

Tuesday's high profile summit on early marriage and female genital mutilation, hosted by David Cameron, is a chance to give girls back their childhood. In Yemen, around a third of girls are married...

Tika Darlami talks with Bhupal Singh Gurung, a social mobiliser, at a local tea shop, Nepal. Credit: Aubrey Wade/Oxfam

More than words: observing changes in confidence

Many women's economic empowerment projects aim to help build women's confidence. How can we measure whether change has been achieved? Kimberly Bowman identifies some starting points. ...